ISLAMABAD: A five-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) is currently hearing the numerous identical petitions against the newly inducted Contempt of Court Law 2012 to save the new Prime Minister the fate of former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani who had to lose his office on contempt charge for not writing the Swiss letter for over two years.
The bench comprises Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Shakirullah Jan, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Tassadduq Hussain Jilani.
Abdur Rehman Siddiqui Advocate, counsel of a petitioner said the Parliament cannot legislate against the fundamental rights, adding the new law gives precedence to executive over the judiciary; hence, this new law stands in contradiction of the Islamic teachings.
Siddiqui pleads that the law is based on dishonesty, as it was brought into existence to safeguard Prime Minister, Rehman Malik, Sharjeel Memon, Nisar Khuro, Malik Riaz and some other government officials.
Concluding his arguments, Siddiqui requested the court to annul the freshly inducted Contempt of Court law 2012. SAMAA